€70,000 earmarked for two vital Kilkenny heritage projects
More than €70,000 has been earmarked for two heritage projects in Kilkenny under the July Jobs Stimulus package.
Kilkenny TD and Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan this week confirmed he has approved grants for Kilkenny City Walls and the Medieval Mile Museum.
The funding is part of a package that will assist in the conservation, maintenance and protection of 71 heritage projects across 30 local authorities under the new Community Monuments Fund.
As part of the package, Kilkenny City Walls will receive €60,551. The Medieval Mile Museum will receive €10,625.
Minister Noonan said: “I am delighted to announce this investment as part of the July Jobs Stimulus to support those working to care for our heritage and to ensure the protection and promotion of our archaeological and built heritage.
“This measure will also allow steps to be taken under the Climate Change Action Plan in relation to our archaeological heritage and will create employment for many small businesses, skilled conservation specialists and tradespeople involved in heritage-related construction activity,” Minster Noonan added.